Rich Karlgaard:  Terrifying, that is, if you happen to run an older business stuck in the path of the Internet juggernaut.

Got these facts last week from Stratton Sclavos, the chairman and CEO of VeriSign.

Global web interactions per day as measured by VeriSign:
• 2000 . . . 1 billion per day
• 2005 . . . 15 billion per day

Number of blogs worldwide in 2005:
• 22 million

Number of blogs worldwide in 2010:
• Approaching 1 billion, spurred by Flickr and other new blog uses.

Registered Skype users worldwide just before eBay’s purchase of Skype:
• 60 million

Price-per-unit that RFID chips need to reach in order to ignite massive deployment of RFID chips:
• $.05 (the “magic nickel” according to Sclavos)

U.S. household use of Tivo and Tivo-like devices in 2005:
• 3%

Projected U.S. household use of Tivo and Tivo-like devices in 2010:
• 70%

Percent of TV ads skipped by users of Tivo and Tivo-like devices:
• 79%

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